Breeders’ Cup

Japan’s February Stakes Kicks Off Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series For Classic

Led by former champions Gold Dream (JPN), Nonkono Yume (JPN), and Moanin, and the speedy Inti (JPN) 14 horses have been entered for Sunday’s 36th running of the one mile, $870,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, the first automatic qualifier for this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be awarded through […]

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Breeders’ Cup Announces Three Promotions In Leadership Team

Following approval from its Board of Directors, the Breeders’ Cup announced today three senior staff management promotions. Dora Delgado has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Racing and Nominations, Drew Fleming has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Justin McDonald has been promoted to Senior Vice President […]

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Breeders’ Cup Marketing VP Bryan Pettigrew Leaves Position To Pursue Other Interests

Breeders’ Cup Limited announced today that Bryan Pettigrew is stepping down from his position as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorship to pursue other interests. Pettigrew joined the company in 2015, prior to the highly successful Keeneland event, and was responsible for marketing, sponsorship sales and community relations. During his tenure, the Breeders’ Cup also […]

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Zacney, Servis Scripting Oaks Run For Champion Jaywalk

Eclipse Award champion Jaywalk is working toward a 3-year-old debut in the G2 Davona Dale at Gulfstream Park on March 2, according to Horse Racing Nation. D.J. Stable and Chuck Zacney’s Breeders’ Cup-winning daughter of Cross Traffic is expected to move from that seven-furlong start to the G1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland, following the same path […]

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Milestone-Achieving Desormeaux Voted Jockey Of The Week

After winning his 6,000th career race on Sunday, Kent Desormeaux was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for January 21-27, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Jockey […]

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‘Cat-And-Mouse’: Accelerate, City Of Light Camps Considering Pegasus Strategies

California-based trainers John Sadler and Michael McCarthy were back training the two favorites for Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) before daylight the morning after attending Thursday night’s Eclipse Awards dinner in Gulfstream’s Sport of Kings facility. The Sadler-trained Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate, voted champion older horse and runner-up to Triple Crown […]

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‘Hopefully 2022′: Laurel Park Hosting Breeders’ Cup Among Maryland Plans

The Stronach Group’s Tim Ritvo told the Maryland Senate Budget Committee Wednesday the “master plan” for Maryland racing includes trying to land a Breeders’ Cup at Laurel Park, according to a Blood-Horse report. “It’s a real option. We’re looking at hopefully 2022,” Ritvo said. The Stronach Group COO also said a critical part of the […]

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Jan. 24 Eclipse Awards To Be Shown On Multiple Platforms

The 48th Annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group, will air live on TVG, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has announced. Hosted by Jeannine Edwards and highlighted by the announcement of the 2018 Horse of the Year, the Eclipse Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. ET in the Sport […]

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2019 Breeders’ Cup Tickets To Go On Sale To Public March 4

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, has announced that tickets for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will go on sale to the public on March 4 at noon ET/9:00 a.m. PT. The 2019 event will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, […]

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Thayer Files Bill To Fund University of Kentucky, BCTC Equine Programs; Seeks Breeders’ Cup Sponsorship For State

Legislation introduced in Kentucky would make the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program share a portion of the existing excise tax on pari-mutuel wagering it receives with equine programs at the University of Kentucky (UK) and Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC). The legislation also would require Breeders’ Cup to give the state’s Tourism, Arts […]

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